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Authentic Confederate Manufactured or Used Swords and Firearms of the Civil War
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FROM THE BOOK! H.E. Dimick Marked 14 Gauge Double Barrel ST. LOUIS!
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Here is a great looking gun that was used as an illustration piece in the wonderful book on Confederate & Southern Agent Marked Shotguns by Russ Pritchard, Jr. & John Ashworth, Jr. The book covers the shotguns that were often pressed into military service by Southern soldiers, especially the cavalry. On pages 68 and 69, they have multiple illustrations of this exact gun. It is one of the guns that was sold by Horace E. Dimick. Dimick was located in St. Louis, Missouri. In the book they state how Dimick is first listed in St. Louis in January of 1851 and was in business there until 1864. This gun was made in Birmingham and brought to Missouri for commercial sale. The bottom of the full-length 39-1/2 inch barrels have the Birmingham proof markings. At the breech of the barrel, it has the silver bands inlaid into the metal. Each barrel fires a blast of 14 Gauge or as the English say, 14 Bore. Along the rib of the barrel top it has the desirable maker marking "H.E. Dimick & Co. St. Louis" retailer's location marking. It is designed with the 2 back action style lockplates and they each have the engraving that include a bird on each side. Both of the lockplates catches on both positions just as they should. The stock is made of a single piece of wood with a pretty well worn look. It is checkered at the wrist. There are a few cracks but it displays quite well. One thing that I lover about this gun is that it was made with sling swivels. This design makes a great case for it being used as Southern cavalry with a shoulder sling. Both of the swivels are still present. This is a cool looking classic style double barrel shotgun with the desirable St. Louis retailer marking of Horace Dimick.

Item #: B4311
Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
Your Price:$2,350.00 USD
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